Acclaimed 2010 graphic novel/memoir by Sarah Levitt Tangles: a story about Alzheimer’s disease, my mother and me is being adapted into an animated feature produced by Monarch Media, Point Gray Pictures, Lylas Pictures and Giant Ant. According to Deadline.com, the film will be directed by Giant Ant principal Leah Nelson. Monarch Media’s Vicky Patel, Steve Barnett and Alan Powell will produce, with Seth Rogen (Point Gray Pictures) and Lauren Miller Rogen (Lylas Pictures).
The graphic novel centers on a woman returning to her conservative small town to care for her mother who is struggling with Alzheimer’s disease. Patel, Rogen and Miller Rogen are all passionate Alzheimer’s activists and fundraisers, having been directly affected by the disease in their lives.
“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to make this unique and special film,” Nelson said. “When I read the graphic novel, I was blown away by Sarah Leavitt’s ability to tell her story with such honesty and bold creativity and I knew she had to come to life on screen. I I was fortunate to work with the teams at Point Gray and LYLAS Pictures who devoted so much time, care and attention to this project and wholeheartedly supported my creative vision.With Monarch Media now supporting the project, we have a team of people who are not only committed to world-class storytelling, but who ensure that we do justice to this remarkable story.
Giant Ant is an Emmy-winning animation studio based in Vancouver. Co-founded by Nelson, its clients including Apple, Cartoon Network, Airbnb and Warner Brothers. Point Gray Pictures is Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s production company that launched in 2011 and is behind Prime Video’s Emmy-nominated series The boys and its fallout Generation Vset in America’s only college for young superheroes, as well as the CGI remake of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for Paramount and Nickelodeon